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Episode 1 - Offices: Do we need less space now, or just different space?

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Robert McLean of ThePrime.cz hosts this first episode of Colliers Conversations, which explores the current state of Prague's office market. Large tenants have the unenviable task of figuring out how much space they need even before they have all their employees back in the office. But if they decide they want to move, will they have enough locations and buildings to choose from? This episode features Jana Vlkova, Petr Zalsky and Kevin Turpin, plus a special word from MD Tewfik Sabongui.

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Jana Vlkova

Director, Head of Workplace Advisory

Prague

Since August 2019, Director of Workplace Advisory. I joined Colliers in April 2012 to take over the role of Head of Office Agency and in August 2018 I was promoted to the position Director of Business Development. I am  responsible for Occupier Services including Workplace Advisory which is followed by Test Fits, Fit-out design and building process, i.e. following the full occupancy process communicating with our clients including large corporates such as SAP, Microsoft or UniCredit Bank. I closely cooperate also with Office Agency to support the full scope of service connected with office occupancy.

Prior to joining Colliers, I worked as the Managing Director of Bank Austria Real Invest Asset Management CR. I was responsible for providing full asset management services to internal (Real Invest Europe investment fund) as well as external clients (Pramerica Real Estate Investors). I managed portfolio of 9 properties in Czech Republic as well as Slovakia of the total value close to 200 mil. EUR and lettable area of 100,000 sq.m.

 

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Kevin Turpin

Regional Director of Capital Markets | CEE

Prague

Kevin joined Colliers in October 2019 as the Regional Director for Research in CEE and has been working in the Commercial Real Estate industry in the field of property market research and consultancy for over 15 years. The research and consultancy team consists of 16 research analysts, covering numerous markets across the CEE region. Kevin’s role is responsible for the delivery of market research and insights to both Colliers clients and its business lines. Kevin and team research and advise on all market sectors with a key focus on Offices, Retail, Industrial & Logistics and Investment. Kevin's previous roles have been in the HR consultancy, Information Technology and Public sectors, where he has gained valuable international experience working with people, technology, business and finance.

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Petr Zalsky

Partner | Office Agency

Prague

Petr is active on the Prague´s real estate market since 2001.

Petr has joined Colliers in 2018 as a Partner  and is part of the office leasing department.  Petr take active role in identifying potential leads, dealing with ongoing transactions and negotiation on behalf of our clients. Petr  offers a consultancy and advisory services to clients: investors, developers and occupiers.

Prior joining Colliers Petr was for 5 years with JLL and  12 years with CA Immo  where he was responsible for the leasing activities of the Prague´s office portfolio which represented approx. 115,000 sqm and consisted of five office buildings.

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